Infection after rhinoplasty

signs of infection after rhinoplasty

What are signs of infection after rhinoplasty?

How can I prevent infection after rhinoplasty?

How do you know if you have an infection after rhinoplasty?

Surgery that involves incision in the skin can lead to a wound infection. A surgical wound infection can develop at any time from 2-3 days after surgery.

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Signs and Symptoms of Infection
Some signs and symptoms of infection after rhinoplasty are as follows:

. Fever greater than 101.5 F

. Increased pain at the incision site

. Increased redness at the incision site

. Increased warmth at the incision site

. Foul odor coming from the incision

. Discharge draining from the incision Read more about laughing after rhinoplasty

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If it turns out you've developed an infection after plastic surgery, you'll probably be prescribed an oral antibiotic. If more drastic treatment is needed—your incision must be opened and drained, or an implant removed—it's likely you'll have a more prominent scar. The surgeon may be able to revise that later. You may need to be hospitalized for a severe infection so you can receive intravenous antibiotics. Remember, though, that infection after plastic surgery is rare. Follow your surgeon's instructions and you should get the result you wanted.


How to prevent infection after surgery?

. Washing your hands frequently

. Taking your Antibiotics regularly as the doctor prescribe

. Keeping your wound clean and dry

. Keeping your hands clean and wash it properly before and after doing any wound care.

. Stop Smoking this time

. Use an antibacterial hand cleaner even if you’re unable to wash your hands

Rhinoplasty stitches infection

You should always keep the wound of stitches clean, wash the area with soap and water. Use a wet cotton swab on your stitches to loosen and remove any blood.

What are the signs of infected stitches?

. Redness or swelling around the stitches.

. If you have fever

. If your pain increase or your wound became tender.

. Warmth at or around your stitches.

. Blood or pus leaking from your stitches

Sinus infection after rhinoplasty

People who do rhinoplasty, more than the usual people suffered from acute or chronic sinusitis or allergies than usual. Because nasal surgery has an effect on the nasal skeleton bone and also allergies and sinusitis are affected by nasal mucosa and sinus openings. Because of this, the nasal surgery will not cause the aggravation of sinus infections or allergies.

Important tips after rhinoplasty

In order to go through the post-rhinoplasty process there are some important tips and instructions recommended by the Iranian surgeons, which ensure the follow-up to obtain positive results by a large percentage, including:

. Maintaining the cleanliness and sterilization of the nose, and do not run for at least twenty days.

. Use the sterilized nose pad until and replace it when needed.

. Keep the sticky plastic plaster on the nose for a week after the operation.

. Maintain dryness and firmness of nasal splint.

. Refrain from exercising any extra physical or physical activity during the first month after rhinoplasty.

. There are no contraindications after the operation, but it is preferable to rely on soft foods in the first days after surgery.

. Eternity is preferred to rest in the first ten days after surgery, and it is advisable to avoid sex during this period.

. Be careful when washing teeth, use a soft cleaning brush, and avoid contact with the upper lips.

. Avoid use of analgesics such as aspirin and ibuprofen, 15 days before surgery, and approximately the same duration after rhinoplasty.

. Refrain from frequent phone calls for two weeks after rhinoplasty.

. Follow the correct method when cleaning the face and body, and not expose the splint of the nose to water.

. For the first seven days after surgery, you should avoid exposing your facial muscles to excessive exertion, such as laughing, chuckling, yelling, and the like.

. The hair is washed with the help of another person so that the nasal splint is not exposed to any wetness.

. Wear clothing that is closed using buttons, and avoid wearing clothing that may touch the nose.

. Stay away from the sun's heat and radiation for a month and a half after surgery, as high temperature will increase the symptoms of swelling.

. Refrain from swimming for one month after surgery.

. Do not be disturbed by the change in the color of the skin of the nose and around the eyes and lips, as the inflammation or redness may be normal, and completely disappear within a month of the process.

Clean the nose after Rhinoplasty

Cleaning the nose after the nasal barrier or any types of rhinoplasty is one of the most important things should be done by the patient at home for three weeks after the procedure.

To do this (Cleaning the nose after rhinoplasty), a dedicated tool or an empty syringe and a solution prescribed by the doctor will be used after removal of the needle and patient inserts it from one of the nostrils and injects the solution.

Complications after Rhinoplasty

In many cases cosmetic procedures are accompanied by complications and side effects that affect their results. The most prominent complications of rhinoplasty are nasal swelling of the nose and eye puffiness after rhinoplasty. There may also be other complications such as:

. Nose bleeding.

. Injury or puncture of the nose barrier (a barrier between the two nostrils), a rare occurrence, but may require surgical intervention to repair the barrier.

. Weak wound healing and scars.

. Some skin problems include skin tissue damage, skin irritation and redness due to contact with the trowel or adhesive tape. The sensation within the skin cells may also change as pain or numbness.

. One of the rare complications of rhinoplasty is a Skin necrosis. Smoking and nasal splint pressure could lead to this complication.

. Breathing difficulties.

. Fungal or bacterial infection, some antibiotics are prescribed after rhinoplasty to combat infection.

. Nasal obstruction caused by swelling inside the nose, a serious symptom.

. Complications of Anesthesia.

. It is also possible that the results of plastic surgery to change some features of the nose.

Medications after Rhinoplasty

After completing rhinoplasty, the Iranian doctors will prescribe you some medications that will help you get through the recovery process safely.

The vast majority of patients who undergo nasal surgery are given narcotic pain relievers for three to five days following surgery. At this point, pain is more easily tolerated and patients are switched to straight Tylenol.

Patients are typically given prophylactic antibiotics to prevent infection and in some cases steroids to minimize swelling. It’s not unusual for patients to be given decongestants as well.

In addition, patients are asked to avoid drugs that can potentially cause bleeding. Examples would include Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve and Ibuprofen.

10 common questionn about infection after rhinoplasty

1What are signs of infection after rhinoplasty?
Symptoms of infection after surgery An SSI is classified as an infection that begins at the site of a surgical wound fewer than 30 days after the incision is made. Symptoms of an SSI after surgery include: redness and swelling at the incision site. drainage of yellow or cloudy pus from the incision site.
2What are the complications of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery risks include: Anesthesia risks. Infection. Poor wound healing or scarring. Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain) Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is rare. ... Difficulty breathing. Unsatisfactory nasal appearance. Skin discoloration and swelling.
3How can I tell if my incision is infected?
If you notice any of the following signs, see your doctor as soon as possible for infected wound treatment. Feelings of Malaise. Malaise is a common non-specific sign of a localized systemic infection. ... Running a Fever. ... Fluid Drainage. ... Continual or Increased Pain. ... Redness and Swelling. ... Hot Incision Site.
4Is infection after surgery common?
Causes and risk factors of surgical site infections Infections after surgery are caused by germs. The most common of these include the bacteria Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pseudomonas. ... The degree of risk for an SSI is linked to the type of surgical wound you have.
5How long does it take to recover from a septoplasty?
You will probably be able to return to work or school in a few days and to your normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and how much surgery you had. Most people recover fully in 1 to 2 months. You will have to visit your doctor during the 3 to 4 months after your surgery.
6How do you know if you have an infection after rhinoplasty?
Possible signs of infection include a high temperature, inflammation, a foul-smelling nasal discharge, or abnormal swelling or pain. Use your doctor's instructions combined with your intuition to determine whether you should take steps to inform your doctor or 911 of a possible infection.
7What are the complications of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery risks include: Anesthesia risks. Infection. Poor wound healing or scarring. Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain) Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is rare. ... Difficulty breathing. Unsatisfactory nasal appearance. Skin discoloration and swelling.
8How do you wash your face after rhinoplasty?
How do you wash your face after rhinoplasty? When you wash your face, it's important to use a gentle face soap around your nose in order to avoid irritating the area, so avoid cleansers with an exfoliating or scrubbing agent, like microbeads. You can also moisturize, but it's a good idea to keep your nose dry since that helps with proper healing.
9How can I speed up recovery after rhinoplasty?
During this time, there are steps you can take to speed things up and ensure that everything heals properly. Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline. ... Listen to Your Doctor. ... Listen to Your Body. ... Keep Your Head Elevated. ... Use Cold Compresses. ... Get Plenty of Rest. ... Maintain a Healthy Diet. ... Stay Cool.
10How long does swelling last after septoplasty?
People who've had septoplasty can expect very little swelling in the days after surgery. If surgeons performed additional procedures, it may take a few more days for swelling and bruising to subside around the nose and under the eyes. Your doctor may provide you with a bandage to wear on your nose for one or two days.


  1. My father is thinking about getting a rhinoplasty this summer to help him breath better at night. I liked that you pointed out that he shouldn’t remove the splint without talking to a doctor. That is good to know because he isn’t super patient.

  2. rodolpho pirman says:

    Hi, I’m about 1.5 weeks post-op. ,How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after rhinoplasty?
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  3. sara says:

    Are non-sagging holes corrected after nasal cosmetic surgery?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      The inconsistency of the holes is not completely corrected by nasal cosmetic surgery and in practice the holes can be partially corrected.

  4. calr+oliver says:

    How important is a nose examination before a nose surgery?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      Nose examination and checkup before nose surgery is very important. In fact, by proper examination of one’s nose structure, a 5% success rate is guaranteed. The surgeon will choose the most appropriate surgical procedure which will get the best outcome by examining the structure of the nose.

  5. Dario Weaver says:

    Rhinoplasty is a surgery used to change the shape of the nose. This nose job improves the function of the nose. This surgery can correct breathing issues and eliminate birth defects. Rhinoplasty is a kind of medical procedure that is capable of changing bone, cartilage, and skin. No two surgery does have the same sort of uniqueness. This medication is customized for specific anatomy. It reduces the nasal tip. Also, enhances the balance and harmony of different facial features.

  6. Mia says:

    Hi there, I did develop a SSI a month after my rhinoplasty. I’m currently on antibiotics and the pus and blood were drained out of my nose. Such traumatizing experience. My question is, will all that have ana effect on my nose’s final appearance after it is healed? Thank you kindly!

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      hello dear Mia, I need some photos of your nose to show our doctors and provide you with accurate information. please contact us through whatsApp. this is my whatsApp number +989019290946. thank you.

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